Hey there, I have a bit of a problem that Ive been playing around with for a bit, I hope someone can help me out. I have two servers with gigabit ethernet cards. I have noticed that when I transfer data between the two systems I am not exceeding an average tranfer rate of greater than 100Mbps. When I transfer though and look in the Networking portion of the Task Manager I do see that occassionally my transfer rate will exceed 10% (greater than 100Mbps), but it will then drop below. I never have a steady rate higher than 100Mbps. Now as I said the cards are gigbit and the connection between them shows the cable is gigbit capable (Cat5e). But the actual overall transfer is lower than the 100Mbps mark. So far I have done the following: -removed the switch between the two servers and placed them on a cross over cable (Cat5e) - this is after doing a lot of checking on the switch to verify it wasnt the issue -Changed the speed rating on the two systems from negotiate to 1000Mbps Now I havent tried a driver update, because I am concerned it will disrupt the traffic running on the servers' other nic which gives approx 100 users access to data. (This is not an issue though as average network utilization is around the 1%-4% range an should affect what I am doing on the other nic. Both systems have Intel(R) Pro/1000 MT Nics. Again any help/suggestions would be greatly appreciated.